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How Two Millennials Made +$700K In Five Months By Bringing Together Successful Entrepreneurs

If there is anything that spending nine months circumnavigating the globe by staying with people in my social network has taught me, is that our vision is only as strong as our network. The people that we choose to surround ourselves with — and the type of relationship we ultimately build with …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately | Inc.com

"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire."  -- <i>Jim Rohn</i><p>Most people wish their circumstances would magically change for them. They don't have the desire to become better …

Self-improvement

How to Determine What Your Company's Burn Rate Should Be | Inc.com

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable "burn rate" is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments in staff and equipment that funds technology, …

Venture Capital

12 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Bench Press (and Save Your Shoulders)

Pretty cool title, right? But surely it can’t be true? <b>Putting kilos on your bench press doesn’t usually mean happy days for your shoulders.</b><p>How many …

How to define your Minimum Viable Product?

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say “Minimum Buy-able product”<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product</b> …

Really Big Data At Walmart: Real-Time Insights From Their 40+ Petabyte Data Cloud

Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.<p>To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the company has created what it …

Big Data

A Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017

Want to win at social media in 2017? The folks over at On Blast Blog did some research on tips, tricks, and best practices, and they’ve created a …

12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them

For over seven years, I’ve used keyword research to consistently bring myself and clients valuable, targeted long lasting traffic. It can be one of the biggest land grab opportunities in SEO – if you know the <i>tools to use</i> and <i>how to use the tools</i>.<p>For this piece I’m going to not only share 12 of the …

4 Ways Smart Teams Achieve Consensus Quickly | Inc.com

Innovation is a team sport. It is rare for a successful innovation initiative to be executed by a sole individual, and that's a good thing. A truly disruptive innovation is the manifestation of multiple perspectives.<p>To rapidly launch an innovation to market, however, a team needs to quickly …

Management

Improve Your Analytics Skills With These 9 Tips

Looking for a worthwhile New Year’s resolution? A resolution that will help your career? A resolution you can keep? Resolve to become a better analyst in 2017.<p>How can you become better at your work? You know the old standbys like attending a class, taking on a challenging project, and networking …

Networking

What You Really Need to Do to Make Your Employees Happy (No, It's Not More Money) | Inc.com

Want to inspire your employees to perform at levels you've never imagined?<p>In <i>Give and Take</i>, Adam Grant says that when people find purpose in their work it will not only improve that person's happiness, it will boost productivity.<p>Give the people what they want -- purpose.<p>One way to give them that …

Fundraising

Zugata raises $7 million to make annual performance reviews obsolete

Even before they began to graduate from college, millennials drove changes at work, from management and recruiting practices to the design of office interiors. But companies are still adapting and figuring out what matters most to this large demographic and employee base.<p>Now, a tech startup called …

A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

The 1 Detrimental Mistake CEOs Make in Their First Two Years

Business growth is full of pitfalls and challenges. Here is one to plan for and avoid.<p>There are the goals you set in business, and then there are the realities of accomplishing them.<p>You set your sights on an objective--what it actually looks like along the way can be a whole other element. Every …

Business Strategy

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it’s easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a …

Can A Drive-Thru Salad Bar Change Fast Food Forever?

Roushan Christofellis wants to give price-conscious consumers a choice when it comes to eating healthily and cheaply—and in their cars.<p>The pioneers of the “fast-casual” restaurant world—including Shake Shack and Chipotle—still lack one staple ingredient of the classic fast-food dining experience: A …

17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon.<p>Let’s look …

Big Data

Top 7 Dumbbells Only Exercises for Big Shoulders

If a pair of dumbbells is all you have, it’s good enough to get done an intense workout for your shoulders. You can hit the muscles hard enough and …

Workouts

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

This New Code Makes Websites Load 34% Faster in Any Browser

Just what we’ve always wanted.<p>If website loading times can’t keep up with your browsing speed like your typing can’t keep up with your thoughts, hope …

JavaScript

13 automation apps and tools to streamline your whole life

In today's age of automation, there's simply no reason you should spend precious seconds every morning brewing coffee when you could be catching an …

How to Get up Early and Become a Morning Person: Take Back Tomorrow Before Going to Bed

If you’re anything like me, you’re the kind of person who hits the snooze button 15 times before finally rolling out of bed. The kind of person who, …

Sleep

36 Websites That Will Save Your Startup Time and Money

Here is a list of some of the best sites to know. They range from project management to motivation to e-commerce.<p>If you're in the process of launching a startup, you'll be happy to know the internet offers you a wealth of resources that will make your job as an entrepreneur much easier. One of the …

4 Camera Settings You'll Love

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A Powerful 7-Part Outline to Create Your Business Plan

While my business coaching company, Maui Mastermind, primarily focuses on helping existing businesses in the $1-25 million sales per year range successfully and increase owner independence, I do get asked about the best way to structure a startup's business plan.<p>So I wanted to share with you what I …

Music Startups Launch Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns

The most successful music startups, just like musicians themselves, cater to a crucial tier of customers called “superfans.” They seek to understand and foster community among their most enthusiastic, most loyal customers, and monetize this community in the right way and at the right time. What if …

Crowd Funding

How to Become a Highly Paid Freelancer While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

Want to dip your toes in the entrepreneurial waters by freelancing while keeping your full-time job? You're not alone--countless other people do too.<p>But how?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His …

Employment

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data